AfterSchool Writing Club (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8

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Calling all writers: the Creative Writing Club is now open for submissions! Your young author will learn to write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with expert guidance and a collaborative group of 6-9 fellow writers. Clubs meet weekly and themes change monthly.



Theme of the Month:

  • January: Realistic Fiction & Characterization — During the first month of Creative Writing Club, we’ll dig into one of the most popular genres of creative writing: realistic fiction. From novels to short stories, this genre explores everyday events and the people that make them so interesting. Learners will explore the elements of characterization while working on their own piece of realistic fiction.

  • February: Fantasy and Science Fiction & Setting — What do Hogwarts, the Millenium Falcon, and Narnia have in common? They’re great science fiction and fantasy settings! This month, we’ll discuss fantasy, science fiction, and the places that make them come to life. Learners will also explore the elements of setting while working on their own piece of fantasy or science fiction.

  • March: Poetry & Figurative Language — Figures of speech like alliteration, metaphors, and similes give poetry its beauty. This month, budding poets will try their hand at this genre. Learners will also explore the ins and outs of figurative language while working on their own poems.

  • April: Mysteries & Plot — Writing the perfect whodunit doesn’t have to be a mystery. This month, learners will investigate how the plot contributes to suspense and intrigue while working on their own piece of mystery writing.

  • May: Autobiography & Voice — How would we tell the story of our own life if given the chance? The answer lies in the autobiography! This month, learners will hone their unique voice and writing style while working on their autobiography.

Our Afterschool Clubs Include:

  • Live instruction from a top expert with plenty of group discussion and collaboration.

  • Specialized content and learning resources from our club guest stars.

  • Small group environment means your club member gets a chance to make new friends.

  • Afterschool Clubs challenge to keep your club member engaged between club sessions

  • Unplug Projects to encourage your club member to learn away from the screen.

  • Tons of times and dates so you can fit multiple clubs into a single week.

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How to Participate


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Before each session you’ll receive an email with a link to join.


Gather any necessary supplies for class and come ready to learn!

This class is currently full.

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About Small Group Classes

Personalized Instruction
Small classes allow the instructor to give individualized attention to each student.

Customized Curriculum and Learning
Class content and pacing is tailored to the interests and needs of the students.

Collaborative Experiences
Student-to-student collaboration fosters deeper learning and engagement.

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